Thursday, June 21, 2018
Alert and trustful
162. God's word invites us clearly to stand against the wiles of the devil and to quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. These expressions from Paul's Letter to the Ephesians are not "melodramatic, precisely because our path towards holiness is a constant battle. Those who do not realize this will be prey to failure or mediocrity. For this spiritual combat, we can count on the powerful weapons that the Lord has given us: faith-filled prayer, meditation on the word of God, the celebration of Mass, Eucharistic adoration, sacramental Reconciliation, works of charily, community life, missionary outreach. If we become careless, the false promises of evil will easily seduce us."